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I called my appliance repair guy because something is wrong with the refrigerator cooling system.

He's coming in the morning.

He asked when the last time was that I had the inside cleaned/serviced where the motor and stuff are located.

"Never"

He thinks it just needs a good cleaning.

Does this sound right?

The fridge isn't very old, about 7 years maybe.
 

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I called my appliance repair guy because something is wrong with the refrigerator cooling system.

He's coming in the morning.

He asked when the last time was that I had the inside cleaned/serviced where the motor and stuff are located.

"Never"

He thinks it just needs a good cleaning.

Does this sound right?

The fridge isn't very old, about 7 years maybe.
I had that problem last year. The fan stopped spinning. They replaced the fan back in business. But every stituation is different.
 

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Cleaning the coils and fan blades is a once a year job for me. Unplug the fridge, use one of those coil cleaning brushes you can buy at any big box store while having a good vacuum cleaner hose to suck out what you brush off of the coils and fan blades. Most motors will be permantely lubricated so don't worry about that. IF, and most likely, you have a condensate drain pan, remove it for a really good cleaning. All that crappy moisture that goes in there brings in weird solids that harden when the pan is dried out and harbors all sorts of bacteria. Good Luck, David
 

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Man!! That’s a cheap service call. What area do you live in? All the service men in my area (NC, VA) including me are over $70 minimum. $45 is what we charged 15 years ago.
 
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